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Old 12-16-16, 09:09 AM
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Whoa. I think my voice just went up two octaves and I haven't even tried to ride that thing.
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Old 12-16-16, 11:22 AM
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^^^ Nice bikes - I'm trying to corner the market in the 27" 80's burgundy entry-level niche
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Old 12-16-16, 11:30 AM
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My Moser makes the 64 cm cut


as does my late 25-1/2" Raleigh (one reason tall people still tour on these)


There's a nice big 67 cm Homer right now at Rivendell with brazed center-pull brakes
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Old 12-16-16, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bulldog1935 View Post



There's a nice big 67 cm Homer right now at Rivendell with brazed center-pull brakes
Two years ago Rivendell was reluctant to build me a single top tube AHH, when I saw this on their website about 6 months ago I was a little peeved. When I saw the price I was glad I went in another direction. It is a beautiful bike.
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Old 12-16-16, 12:11 PM
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I'm surprised that bike wasn't finished out as a Rivendell custom - if you went out to have it made anywhere, the price would not be out of line.
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Old 12-16-16, 12:17 PM
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That's what I was thinking, someone ordered it and backed out.
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My 64 cm '78 Saxil also just makes the cut

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Old 12-21-16, 11:21 PM
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Gios Torino by David Folch, on Flickr

Found this at https://www.flickr.com/groups/1189260@N20/pool/

Says it is 75cm. Looks bigger to me.
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Old 12-25-16, 06:31 PM
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Some custom Wisconsin-made frames spotted recently.

This very tall Waterford is usually parked outside the metal shop at my tech school:



And we just built up this extra-tall Gunnar (also Waterford-made) for a customer at my bike shop:

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Old 01-17-17, 04:43 PM
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Not mine. I apologize for the bad quality of the pic, but it's a photocopy of a photo taken by the guys at the shop I used to work at of a Serotta titanium custom tourer ordered by a known flake in the local cycling community. He's my height and I ride 62-64cm bikes. This is a 69cm, just out of the box before the new owner got his hands on it.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
^^^ Nice bikes - I'm trying to corner the market in the 27" 80's burgundy entry-level niche
I just crashed my 70cm Panasonic DX-2000; I'm OK.
I now need a tall bike to ride: 69cm or greater will scratch my itch.
Send me a PM if you can help.
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Old 03-29-17, 05:19 PM
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Have you consulted a frame builder for a possible salvage/rework? Might be worth a try.


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I just crashed my 70cm Panasonic DX-2000; I'm OK.
I now need a tall bike to ride: 69cm or greater will scratch my itch.
Send me a PM if you can help.
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Old 04-06-17, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Have you consulted a frame builder for a possible salvage/rework? Might be worth a try.
Yes, I sent the frame/fork to Bilenky of Philadelphia. He says he can replace the down tube for $200; painting and shipping back is extra. For a uncommon, big frame like my Panasonic, that's OK with me.
Can't wait to get it back, put the parts back on and ride, daddy, RIDE!
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Old 04-06-17, 11:24 PM
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Excellent, probably no better place than them!


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Yes, I sent the frame/fork to Bilenky of Philadelphia. He says he can replace the down tube for $200; painting and shipping back is extra. For a uncommon, big frame like my Panasonic, that's OK with me.
Can't wait to get it back, put the parts back on and ride, daddy, RIDE!
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Originally Posted by Scarbo View Post
Whoa. I think my voice just went up two octaves and I haven't even tried to ride that thing.
Now that would be a keen Christmas present!
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Old 07-07-17, 09:16 PM
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Panasonic will stay in Philly

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Excellent, probably no better place than them!
Yeah, Bilenky worked my bike over. Did some repairs I didn't ask for and charged me a bundle.
I let him keep the Panasonic. No steel-frame bike is worth $900.
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My big boy Fuji Royale
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Ouch! Sorry it didn't work out, I assume you tried to negotiate some kind of resolution. It always amazes me when outfits do this sort of thing, how do they think it's going to work out? You go to them based on their reputation and then they shoot themselves in the foot, Boneheads, sheesh!


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Yeah, Bilenky worked my bike over. Did some repairs I didn't ask for and charged me a bundle.
I let him keep the Panasonic. No steel-frame bike is worth $900.
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Old 07-08-17, 11:49 AM
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Below is a photo of my 76 Masi GC size 66 in the Masi system, 64 in most others. I am the original owner. This is a California Masi and they were and are dreams to ride in large sizes.
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I posted this in the Show us you Raleigh Super Course thread but I will throw it in here, too. My 25.5" 1979 Super Course. I love the way it fits but I have not decided on the Mustache Bars. I am leaning toward drops.

[IMG]image by Andy Beichler, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 07-10-17, 01:09 AM
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For a brief moment in time, my 1988 Trek 560 (65cm) looked like this with its full 7400 Dura Ace groupset.

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For a brief moment in time, my 1988 Trek 560 (65cm) looked like this with its full 7400 Dura Ace groupset.
Beautiful bike, you have me curious as to what it looks like now.

Seems all of my bikes get a makeover every few years, for no other reason than just because.
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Beautiful bike, you have me curious as to what it looks like now.

Seems all of my bikes get a makeover every few years, for no other reason than just because.
Thank you! It currently has 6400 on it, but not everything is hooked up on it. The True Temper tubing is light and responsive (but not harsh), and I dig how tight the rear wheel is to the seat tube, but the front end trail is a bit long/high and without a decent-length stem, you feel the wheel flop at low and middle speeds with my current fitment. I like my trail a little bit less and have bikes built as such, but I love the aqua color and the size, so parting with it is a prolonged process. I still want to solve the fitment vs. geometry equation and think I could get it close.

I tend to change setups on bikes often enough, sometimes just because, other times to try and get "the right group" for the bike. Or the right look.
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Old 07-11-17, 03:17 AM
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My 64cm c-c Bosomworth. Built in 1984 by a custom frame-builder in Rotorua, NZ. Not built for me but it might as well have been as it fits really well. I love it with the SRAM Force group, it'd be nice to have some better wheels but these old Formulas are fine for now.

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Nice updating @Jimbo1983, and the Bosomworth has just the right amount of patina to make it interesting.

While we are doing updated customs. I finished adding monernish parts to the 64cm Holland frame I picked up over the winter. Easily the lightest bike I own.

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